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Proud Sponsor of NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference

Posted on December 29, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

  Mark the Calendar: February 21st – 23rd Join industry business owners and managers at the premier conference for electronic systems integrators to transform through a variety of new strategies to improve your business performance and compare notes with your industry peers on what works and what doesn’t. Glance at the many reasons why this year shouldn’t be missed: Want to go for free? SUBMIT your application. Heard of Keynote Peter Sheahan? READ about him. NSCA has a secret, want to know? WATCH the video. Ever heard of […]

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Are you terrified of implementing new software in your business?

Posted on November 28, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Automate Operations ,Blog ,Improve Financial Management by

Implementing New Software or a Root Canal? If you asked a technology integration business owner whether they would rather have a root canal performed or implement new software in their business, they’d likely opt for the root canal. The thought of reviewing options and then literally, turning operations on its ear to put in a new system is overwhelming at best; fraught with risk at worst. Many business owners will agree that the point of reviewing operations to see what can be streamlined and improved […]

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Our Systems are Integrated… Really?

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

As I review “As Is” business processes at new mid-size customers I constantly run into applications that claimed to be “integrated”.  Customers have environments that have integrated CRM, Accounting, Inventory, Job Costing, Project Management, etc.  However, rarely are these software systems truly integrated.  Behind the thin veil of “integration” is often a mess of data batching, incongruent information, orphaned data, re-keying of information and always lots and lots of spreadsheets cobbled together to try and make sense of it.   But the marketplace is full of […]

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Five Keys to Success when Implementing Change

Posted on July 13, 2012 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by

No matter what kind of change you are trying to invoke in your business; there are five key considerations to address to give you the best chance for success.  According to Dave Gustafson, NIATx (process improvement specialists) Director, these are the five most important factors in predicting organizational change improvement success. The Five Keys to Success when implementing change. Pick the right Change Leader.  Someone who has power, influence, prestige and empathy for the staff. Pick the right Problem.  What keeps the CEO up at night; […]

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Questions to Ask Before Selecting the Right Software

Posted on September 11, 2011 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog ,Solutions 360 by

Things to ask yourself before signing the bottom line Before you make the commitment to any professional services automation software, you first need to answer several questions about what your organization needs and wants to accomplish as a result of implementing a software solution.  The answers will help you best determine the right solution and the specific functionality you will require to reach your goals. Does the management team support the project?  Were they involved in identifying problem areas in the existing business processes?  Were they part of the […]

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Business Intelligence to Another Level

Posted on July 14, 2011 in Achieve Business Growth ,Blog by
Business Intelligence to Another Level

Troy Sorzano, Director of IT at Expert Technology Associates shares some of the cool things he and his team are doing with Q360 Professional Services Automation Software. On another note I wanted to show you some cool SQL reports Bill has been creating.  He has been making drill down reports that are not the standard List drill-to-Form relationship and at the same time he has been supplying subtotals and groups in the reports so you don’t have to select a column to add them up, […]

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